What Is A Stainless Steel Crown?

A stainless steel crown covers the whole tooth.  This is indicated when decay has destroyed a large portion of the tooth, or a pulpectomy/pulpotomy has been done.  This helps to support the remaining tooth structure and allows the baby tooth to stay in the mouth and keep the space for the permanent tooth to erupt.  The stainless steel crown should last until the tooth comes out naturally.